Lyme Disease

This is the most common tick related disease in North America, happening mostly in the North Eastern provinces and states, as well as in California. Lyme is caused by spirochete bacterias (Borrelia burgdorferi) that are carried on some ticks. Even though Lyme disease is considered severely under-reported, there are over 15,000 known cases a year. The disease causes an acute inflammatory condition of joints, heart and nervous system occurring anywhere from two to thirty-two days after the tick bite. Symptoms often start with a rash, often in a bull’s eye shape. Other symptoms include backaches, sleeping problems, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, headaches, muscle weakness, and stiff neck. Lyme disease can cause severe long term debilitating arthritis and trigger chronic fatigue syndrome if not treated early enough.

Recommended Action

Lyme disease is very treatable with complete cure if antibiotics are administered at an early stage. Take probiotics during, and for at least one month after, the course of antibiotics. Deer antler tonic has been very useful for reducing the severity of Lyme disease. Eat lots of onions and garlic. A person with Lyme disease should avoid sugar, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, white flour, and hydrogenated oils/fats.

Single Herbs: Reishi, Alfalfa, Chlorella, Dandelion root, Goldenseal, Coptis, Red Clover, Garlic, Kelp.

Combinations: Deer Antler tonic,  Green drinks.

Nutritional Supplements: Krill / Black Currant Oil (2,000mg, twice daily), Probiotics.